Fact Tank Jun. 10, 2013

Shop online? Many teens do it, but more prefer the store

American teens have long been the country’s most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2013

What’s behind the falling teen birth rates?

The sharp drop in teen birth rates, especially among Hispanic teens, appears to be linked to both economic and attitudinal factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds had fallen to a record low 31.3 births per 1,000 in 2011. Teen birth rates dropped for […]

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends

Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media

Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media

Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media

Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Interactive: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends

The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.

Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

How Teens Share on Social Media

Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.

Pew Research Center May. 21, 2013

Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends

The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.

Pew Research Center May. 21, 2013

How Teens Share Information on Social Media

Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social networking sites. While the sites themselves are designed to encourage sharing, many teens actively monitor their reputation on social media. Answer the question below to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens post and prune on their profiles.